Lockheed P-3 Orion

Maritime Patrol Aircraft

Lockheed CP-140 Aurora © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Lockheed P-3 Orion is a four-engine long-range maritime patrol and anti-submarine aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer Lockheed Corporation.
The P-3 Orion is a development of the commercial airliner Lockheed L-188 Electra. The P-3 was also licence-built by Kawasaki in Japan.
Crew11
Propulsion4 Turboprop Engines
Engine ModelAllison T56-A-14
Engine Power (each)3661 kW4910 shp
Speed761 km/h411 kts
  473 mph
Service Ceiling8.626 m28.300 ft
Range2.495 km1.347 NM
1.550 mi.
Empty Weight27.896 kg61.500 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight64.410 kg142.000 lbs
Wing Span30,38 m99 ft 8 in
Wing Area120,8 m1300 ft
Length35,61 m116 ft 10 in
Height10,27 m33 ft 8 in
First Flight25.11.1959
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1961-1990
Total Production757
Developed fromLockheed L-188 Electra
ICAO CodeP3
Data for (Version)Lockheed P-3C Orion
VariantsP-3A, P-3B, P-3C, UP-3D, EP-3, EP-3E, AP-3C, P-3AEW&C, CP-140 Aurora

[Photo-ID: 836] Karsten Palt 2008-06-20
Lockheed Martin CP-140 Aurora (P-3 Orion), Canadian Air Force, 140101, c/n 5682, Karsten Palt, 2008Lockheed Martin
CP-140 Aurora (P-3 Orion)
Canadian Air Force
Reg.: 140101
c/n: 5682
 
Open Dagen Koninklijke Luchtmacht 2008 [Leeuwarden (EHLW / LHW)]
[Photo-ID: 50] Karsten Palt 2006-08-26
Lockheed Martin CP-140 Aurora (P-3 Orion), Canadian Air Force, 140117, c/n 5723, Karsten Palt, 2006Lockheed Martin
CP-140 Aurora (P-3 Orion)
Canadian Air Force
Reg.: 140117
c/n: 5723
 
Spottersday - Airday MFG3 2006 [Nordholz - Fliegerhorst (ETMN / NDZ)]
[Photo-ID: 12855] Karsten Palt 2016-07-09
Lockheed / Lockheed Martin CP-140 Aurora (P-3 Orion), Royal Canadian Air Force, 140105, c/n 5704, Karsten Palt, 2016Lockheed / Lockheed Martin
CP-140 Aurora (P-3 Orion)
Royal Canadian Air Force
Reg.: 140105
c/n: 5704
 
Royal International Air Tattoo 2016 [RAF Fairford (EGVA / FFD)]
[Photo-ID: 12856] Karsten Palt 2016-07-09
Lockheed / Lockheed Martin CP-140 Aurora (P-3 Orion), Royal Canadian Air Force, 140105, c/n 5704, Karsten Palt, 2016Lockheed / Lockheed Martin
CP-140 Aurora (P-3 Orion)
Royal Canadian Air Force
Reg.: 140105
c/n: 5704
 
Royal International Air Tattoo 2016 [RAF Fairford (EGVA / FFD)]
[Photo-ID: 11394] Karsten Palt 2015-06-01
Lockheed NP-3D Orion, United States Navy, 150499, c/n 185-5025, Karsten Palt, 2015Lockheed
NP-3D Orion
United States Navy
Reg.: 150499
c/n: 185-5025
 
retired 2006, Celebrity Row
AMARG - Boneyard [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 11984] Karsten Palt 2001-07-27
Lockheed / Lockheed Martin P-3-C-II Orion, Royal Netherlands Navy / Koninklijke Marine (MLD), 303, c/n 5735, Karsten Palt, 2001Lockheed / Lockheed Martin
P-3-C-II Orion
Royal Netherlands Navy / Koninklijke Marine (MLD)
Reg.: 303
c/n: 5735
 
Royal International Air Tattoo 2001 [Royal Air Force Station Cottesmore (EGXJ)]
[Photo-ID: 11983] Karsten Palt 2001-07-27
Lockheed / Lockheed Martin P-3-C-II-5 Orion, United States Navy, 161335, c/n 5732, Karsten Palt, 2001Lockheed / Lockheed Martin
P-3-C-II-5 Orion
United States Navy
Reg.: 161335
c/n: 5732
 
Royal International Air Tattoo 2001 [Royal Air Force Station Cottesmore (EGXJ)]
[Photo-ID: 10699] Karsten Palt 2014-10-23
Lockheed P-3A Orion, Spanish Air Force, P.3-07, c/n 185-5042, Karsten Palt, 2014Lockheed
P-3A Orion
Spanish Air Force
Reg.: P.3-07
c/n: 185-5042
 
uncomplete since more than 10 years
Museo del Aire [Madrid]
[Photo-ID: 12882] Karsten Palt 2016-07-09
Lockheed / Lockheed Martin P-3C Orion, German Navy / Marine, 60+03, c/n 5745, Karsten Palt, 2016Lockheed / Lockheed Martin
P-3C Orion
German Navy / Marine
Reg.: 60+03
c/n: 5745
 
ex 98+01
Royal International Air Tattoo 2016 [RAF Fairford (EGVA / FFD)]
[Photo-ID: 12883] Karsten Palt 2016-07-09
Lockheed / Lockheed Martin P-3C Orion, German Navy / Marine, 60+03, c/n 5745, Karsten Palt, 2016Lockheed / Lockheed Martin
P-3C Orion
German Navy / Marine
Reg.: 60+03
c/n: 5745
 
ex 98+01
Royal International Air Tattoo 2016 [RAF Fairford (EGVA / FFD)]
[Photo-ID: 70] Karsten Palt 2006-08-26
Lockheed Martin P-3C Orion, German Navy / Marine, 60+05, c/n 5765, Karsten Palt, 2006Lockheed Martin
P-3C Orion
German Navy / Marine
Reg.: 60+05
c/n: 5765
 
Spottersday - Airday MFG3 2006 [Nordholz - Fliegerhorst (ETMN / NDZ)]
[Photo-ID: 71] Karsten Palt 2006-08-26
Lockheed Martin P-3C Orion, German Navy / Marine, 60+05, c/n 5765, Karsten Palt, 2006Lockheed Martin
P-3C Orion
German Navy / Marine
Reg.: 60+05
c/n: 5765
 
Spottersday - Airday MFG3 2006 [Nordholz - Fliegerhorst (ETMN / NDZ)]
[Photo-ID: 11395] Karsten Palt 2015-06-01
Lockheed P-3C Orion, United States Navy, 157313, c/n 5528, Karsten Palt, 2015Lockheed
P-3C Orion
United States Navy
Reg.: 157313
c/n: 5528
 
retired 2004, Celebrity Row
AMARG - Boneyard [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 283] Karsten Palt 2007-06-15
Lockheed Martin P-3C Orion, United States Navy, 158210, c/n 5555, Karsten Palt, 2007Lockheed Martin
P-3C Orion
United States Navy
Reg.: 158210
c/n: 5555
 
Open Dagen Koninklijke Luchtmacht 2007 [Volkel (EHVK / UDE)]
[Photo-ID: 11110] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Lockheed VP-3A Orion, United States Navy, 150511, c/n 185-5037, Karsten Palt, 2015Lockheed
VP-3A Orion
United States Navy
Reg.: 150511
c/n: 185-5037
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 11916] Karsten Palt 2001-07-04
Lockheed / Lockheed Martin VP-3A Orion, United States Navy, 150515, c/n 5041, Karsten Palt, 2001Lockheed / Lockheed Martin
VP-3A Orion
United States Navy
Reg.: 150515
c/n: 5041
 
[Berlin-Tegel (EDDT / TXL)]